Dad rushes to pick up his six-year-old daughter, Valerie, from school after she had an accident and wet her pants. Ben Summers, a father of 11 children and an associate professor of illustration, knew how important it was to support his daughter in moments like these. So, on his way to the school, he purposefully splashed water on his pants, intending to show up with wet pants to make Valerie feel more comfortable and less embarrassed.
During an interview, Ben expressed his empathy for his children’s feelings, saying that his heart breaks when his kids feel upset. He wanted Valerie to know that the accident didn’t embarrass him, and it didn’t need to embarrass her either. Read the full story here ▶